Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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Comment by psycroptic
by psycroptic on Fri 29th Jan 2010 17:39 UTC
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2009-01-19

I mean, when 97% of folks have zero choice in what OS they use when they buy a new computer, combined with that fact that modern computers are unreliable pieces of shit (which essentially forces most to upgrade at least every 2.5-3 years), I wouldn't be surprised.

Sometimes I think licenses sold attatched to manufacturer PC's should, like, maybe count as half a sale or something. Cause it's not exactly like MS hired tons of sales workforce to push the thing, it was basically forcefully delivered on contract for the most part.

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RE: Comment by psycroptic
by nt_jerkface on Fri 29th Jan 2010 21:34 in reply to "Comment by psycroptic"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

The OEM excuse doesn't hold when Windows 7 had more marketshare than Linux before it was released to retail.

Linux has no problems with OEMs when it comes to the server. You've been able to build Dell and HP servers for years.

The real problem with Linux on the desktop is that it is unappealing to ISVs and IHVs. Too many cooks in the kitchen.

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